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College Football Expansion

2:18 PM, Oct 11, 2013   |    comments
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College football expansion: from 2008 to 2012, 33 colleges launched football programs. In 2013, an additional 12 programs will start and from 2014-2016, 11 more programs will be launched.

Overall, 28 states will have created 55 football programs from 2008-2016. Please not New York State did not add one football program. A breakdown by state follows:

Georgia - 7
Texas - 6
Florida - 4
Michigan - 3
Virginia - 3
West Virginia - 2
Arkansas - 2
North Carolina - 2
Oregon - 2
Illinois - 2
Pennsylvania - 2
Kentucky - 2
Iowa - 2

One football program has and/or will start by 2016 in the following states: Oklahoma, Idaho, South Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Dakota, Maryland, Alabama, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota and Colorado.

Note: While many high schools are merging to be able to continue their football program, colleges are establishing programs which enhance alumni giving, visibility and more students being enrolled.

 

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